NYC Top Comedy Choices for Friday 3/26/10

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Comedy superstar Richard Lewis headlines tonight and Saturday at Comix

Tonight’s recommendations for the best in New York City comedy (in chronological order, with top picks noted and shows over $10 marked with $) include:

[TOP PICK] [FREE] 7:30 pm: TV & movie star Kristen Schaal (one of the funniest women alive; shining star correspondent on The Daily Show; co-star of HBO’s Flight of the ConchordsComedy Central Presents half-hour special; AMC’s Mad Men; star of UK TV series Penelope: Princess of Pets), brilliantly funny singer/songwriter/comic Shayna Ferm (member of ace sketch troupe Fearsome), stand-up Josh Comers (former writer for Conan O’Brien), stand-up Jason Saenz (co-host of Too Cool for School), sketch comedy from Steve Bossous, Roger Hailes, and Sean Donnelly, and much more at this blowout party at Karma Lounge hosted by Pat Stango & Blaine Perry: Don’t Touch Me There

[TOP PICK] 7:30 pm ($5): David Razowsky is the former artistic director of Second City LA, and has worked with such luminaries as Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Jeff Garlin, and Amy Sedaris; Rachel Hamilton is a regular on 30 Rock. Tonight they’ll team up to create memorable two-person improv as Dave & Rachel

[TOP PICK] [$] [DISCOUNTED] 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm ($36.66 online if you use code VIPMARCH, plus 2-item minimum): A comedy star who’s snared just about every major credit a comic can—and is a long-time cast member of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm—headlining tonight and Saturday at the elegant Comix Comedy Club: Richard Lewis

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): Amy Heidt’s one-woman show was one of the very best productions at this past August’s FringeNYC Festival (for my review, please click here)—if you didn’t catch it then, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see Amy demonstrate her brilliance as both actress and writer; and Deborah Gross recreates absurd and amusing conversations she’s experienced through her sharp storyteller’s perspective, in the double-bill Amy Heidt: Dominate Yourself! andConversations with Deb

[TOP PICK] 8:00 pm ($10): A groundbreaking and surreal improv/sketch troupe performing with new guests each Friday and making a valid complaint: Centralia: We Were Supposed To Have Flying Cars By Now

9:00 pm (no cover, 1-item min.): NYC stand-ups performing in Ochi’s Lounge at a gay-themed show hosted by the lovely Jenny Rubin: The Back Room

[TOP PICK] 9:30 pm ($10): Some of the finest improv in NYC from the comedy genius members of The Stepfathers

10:00 pm ($7): Singing improvisors who use an interview with an audience member to craft The Made-Up Musical

11:30 pm ($5): Five women performing an improvised, and possibly tipsy, parody of The View atFocus

[FREE] 12:20ish am: Your opportunity to perform on the UCBT stage with improv veterans, hosted by UCBT house troupe Badman: Jammin’ with Ralph

[$] 12:30 am ($31.25 & 2-drink min.) A provocative comedy star who’s written for Richard Pryor, Red Foxx, and Saturday Night Live, and performed on Chappelle’s Show and David Letterman, headlining through Sunday at Carolines: Paul Mooney

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